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1 August 2017 Edition

Government parties leave public high and dry in Irish Water crisis

1 August 2017

THE collapse of Drogheda’s public water supply system that left tens of thousands of families and businesses in the south Louth and east Meath region without water for a week is more evidence of the failure of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, the Green Party and Independents in government to invest in this essential public service. Free article

Political unionism and Orangeism need to give decisive leadership against sectarianism

1 August 2017

MY REPUBLICANISM has been inspired by the United Irish tradition synonymous with my home area of County Antrim. So I felt particularly honoured to speak at this year’s annual Sinn Féin Bodenstown Commemoration for Wolfe Tone, the founder of Irish republicanism. Free article

Naked sectarianism at bonfire ‘hate-fests’ must be confronted by unionism, says Gerry Adams

1 August 2017

THE “nakedly sectarian strand within Orangeism” exposed during this year’s bonfire celebrations of the Battle of the Boyne must be confronted and challenged by the leaderships of the loyal orders, political unionism and civic society, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said. Free article

Colombian trade union leader freed from prison speaks in Belfast

1 August 2017

SENIOR Colombian trade unionist and recently-released political prisoner Huber Ballesteros has told Irish republicans in Belfast of his frustration at the Colombian Government’s failure to fully implement the peace deal recently signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla movement that has ended a 52-year-long conflict. Free article

Is féidir leis na Breatnaigh rud nó dhó a mhúineadh dúinn

1 August 2017

TÁ CATH tábhachtach ar siúl maidir le hAcht Teangan ó thuaidh, ach is ceart cuimhneamh go bhfuil cath ar siúl ó dheas freisin le fírinne a dhéanamh dena prionsabail is dena geallúintí atá déanta i leith na teangan. Free article

Another Europe is possible - Treo eile don Eoraip

1 August 2017

New EU budget must not be ‘military slush fund’, Brexit talks: Citizens’ rights must be urgently addressed, EU must act on rise in HIV-AIDS, TB, HepC, and EU multinational tax transparency weakened plus more Free article

Diaspora engagement is central to the work of Sinn Féin MPs

1 August 2017

THERE’S A STORY that’s told of an Italian in New York at the turn of the 20th century who wrote home to his family: “I came to this country because I had heard the streets were paved with gold. Since getting here, I’ve learnt three things: First, the streets aren’t paved with gold; second, they aren’t paved at all – and third, I’m expected to pave them!” Free article

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Planning for the future - Our diversity is our strength

1 August 2017

BREXIT has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland. The Border is now laid bare as the false construct it has always been – and its contradictions must now be dealt with. Free article

‘Reeling in the Years’ – Is it time for a Gaelflix?

1 August 2017

IF you have succumbed to a Netflix subscription you can quite easily find a film with an Irish connection in the sometimes mind-numbing scrolling through viewing choices. Free article

The spear in the thatch

1 August 2017

IT’S NOT a remake of Mutiny on the Bounty or Zulu Dawn in our main photo but the new Sinn Féin Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Mícheál Mac Donncha, taking part in ‘The Casting of the Spear’, a maritime tradition to commemorate the setting of Dublin City’s boundaries dating back to 1488. Free article

Operation Motorman

1 August 2017

ONE of the largest military operations undertaken by the British Army since the end of the Second World War was mounted across the Six Counties on the last day of July 1972. British military commanders codenamed it ‘Operation Motorman’. Free article

Book Reviews

1 August 2017

Life After Life and Proclamation of the Irish Republic, 1916: The Title Deed of Irish Republicanism Free article

Joe McDonnell, Fian John Dempsey and Nora McCabe remembered

1 August 2017

AS REPUBLICANS gathered in Belfast on Saturday 8 July to mark the 36th anniversary of the hunger strike of IRA Volunteer Joe McDonnell, it was fitting that they also paid tribute to two other Belfast people, Fian John Dempsey and Nora McCabe Free article

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